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RATINGS: 127   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Irish style dry stout


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
pennywhistle (15) - California, USA - MAR 6, 2010
It was only $6 for a 6-pack, so I figured this was a poorman’s version of Guinness, but I was pleasantly surprised! Full-bodied, nice coffee flavour. Slightly syrupy, but not too thick. The best part was its low ABV - it makes a good session beer. As far as cheap stouts go, this one’s now my favourite.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
insomniapoet (6) - petaluma, California, USA - SEP 27, 2003 does not count
a light beginning with a deep finish. a robust stout that would be good with a great steak dinner.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kungus (15) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 13, 2004
Almost always in my fridge. The perfect beer for those times when I can’t decide whether I want an IPA or a stout. A helluva deal for $5 bucks. Makes an interesting black and tan.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - APR 27, 2007
Dark chocolate and big roasted malt in the aroma.Pours black with a medium tan head.Got some heavy roasted malt and some wood in the flavor.Full mouthfeel with a big roasted finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
homeslice (36) - , California, USA - FEB 19, 2009
Brown Black light highlights with cream brown top. Nice chaotic top during the pour like Old Rasputin. Smells of smokey choco, nuts and vanilla. Tastes of light smoke, caramel and choco with a pinch of bitter conclusion. A simple yet impressive stout.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - OCT 30, 2002
Smokey, roasted, woody aroma with just a hint of chocolate. The flavor has a bitter edge to it which blends well with the smokiness. Very dark color, and no head. Too much carbonation in this beer, but still a very refreshing dry stout. I, too, prefer this to Guinness, Beamish, or Murphy’s.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - MAR 2, 2003
I cant believe i picked this up for 84 cents and it turned out to be this damn good!!!! It poured a dark brown color but led way to a fiery ruby red color in the light, my only markdown, with medium carbonation levels and a medium tanned head. The aroma was brimming with cocoa, coffee, roasts, nuts and a hoppiness. The taste is pure cocoa and chocolate...but oh my goodness, its actually a full bodied drink, not a thin coating layer of crap for once..oh how i have yearned for a stout that would do this for...ummmm...about 10 days now. Heavy nuts, malt, and dryness..lovely cocoa. Very pleasant drink..some bittering aspects, nicely palatable. Im impressed, a nice seasonal stout.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Timmy (15) - San Pedro, California, USA - FEB 19, 2004
Clearly one of the best beers I have tasted. It pours a thick dark opaque brown, with a very thick, everlasting beige head. It's aroma is of deep enticing brown sugars and toasted raisin. The flavors run wild through this thick mealy stout. A slightly bitter flavor burst finishes with smooth chocolate and fruit overtones. Definitely to be incorporated into my list of regulars!

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - MAR 1, 2007
Sampled a 12 oz bottle and enjoyed it. It poured very nicely with a very dark brown appearance, nearly black. Drank very smoothly with a hint of roasted spices and chocolate. Worth a try.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lb4lb (2555) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 7, 2007
Pours black with lasting tan head. Smell is nice and sweet molassesy, and roastiness. Taste is very nice. balanced roasty, sweet, bitter, and a hint of coffee with a very drying finish. Very flavorful, drinkable stout. Quite good, unique (to me) and worth getting for sure.


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